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Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma; cancer of the lining of the abdominal caviety.

First-line chemotherapy with pemetrexed plus cisplatin for malignant peritoneal mesothelioma

Expert review of anticancer therapy 2017 June 8 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Fujimoto E, Kijima T, Kuribayashi K, Negi Y, Kanemura S, Mikami K, Doi H, Kitajima K, Nakano T Abstract BACKGROUND: Mesothelioma of peritoneal origin has wider variation in treatment outcomes than mesothelioma of pleural origin, likely because peritoneal mesothelioma comprises borderline malignant […]

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Unusual Contiguous Soft Tissue Spread of Advanced Malignant Mesothelioma Detected by FDG PET/CT

Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging 2017 June [Epub 2016 June] [Link] Zhang Y, Edwards J, Williams H, Hao Z, Khleif S, Pucar D Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a tumor of mesodermal origin that arises from the serosa of the pleura, peritoneum, pericardium or tunica vaginalis. MPM is well known to have a poor […]

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Whole exome sequencing of an asbestos-induced wild-type murine model of malignant mesothelioma

BMC Cancer 2017 June 2 [Link] Sneddon S, Patch AM, Dick IM, Kazakoff S, Pearson JV, Waddell N, Allcock RJN, Holt RA, Robinson BWS, Creaney J Abstract BACKGROUND: Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is an aggressive cancer of the pleural and peritoneal cavities caused by exposure to asbestos. Asbestos-induced mesotheliomas in wild-type mice have been used extensively […]

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A Subset of Malignant Mesotheliomas in Young Adults are Associated With Recurrent EWSR1/FUS-ATF1 Fusions

The American Journal of Surgical Pathology 2017 May 12 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Desmeules P, Joubert P, Zhang L, Al-Ahmadie HA, Fletcher CD, Vakiani E, Delair DF, Rekhtman N, Ladanyi M, Travis WD, Antonescu CR Abstract Malignant mesothelioma (MM) is a rare, aggressive tumor often associated with asbestos exposure and characterized by complex genetic […]

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Epidemiology of mesothelioma of the pericardium and tunica vaginalis testis

Annals of Epidemiology 2017 April 14 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Mezei G, Chang ET, Mowat FS, Moolgavkar SH Abstract PURPOSE: Malignant mesothelioma most commonly arises in the pleura and peritoneum but also occurs rarely at other anatomical sites with mesothelial tissue, namely, the pericardium and tunica vaginalis testis (TVT). This review provides a better […]

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Pleural and peritoneal mesotheliomas in the Friuli Venezia Giulia register: data analysis from 1995 to 2015 in Northeastern Italy

Journal of Thoracic Disease 2017 April [Link] D’Agostin F, De Michieli P, Chermaz C, Negro C Abstract BACKGROUND: The Friuli Venezia Giulia Mesothelioma Register contains a case-list of 1,109 mesotheliomas (1,034 pleural, 75 peritoneal) during 1995-2015. Exposure data are available for almost all cases. The aim was to assess mesothelioma incidence in the Region, an […]

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Significant Clinical Benefit of Pemetrexed-based Chemotherapy for Advanced Diffuse Malignant Peritoneal Mesothelioma: A Case Presentation

Indian Journal of Medical and Paediatric Oncology 2017 January-March [Link] Peitl M, Seiwerth S, Bašić-Koretić M, Šantek F Abstract Diffuse malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (DMPM) is generally an understudied disease, largely because most molecular and clinical studies of mesothelioma have been conducted in patients with the more common malignant pleural mesothelioma. We present the case of […]

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Life Expectancy in Pleural and Peritoneal Mesothelioma

Lung Cancer International [Epub 2017 January] [Link] Shavelle R, Vavra-Musser K, Lee J, Brooks J Abstract Background. Mesothelioma is a rare cancer with a historically dire prognosis. We sought to calculate life expectancies for patients with pleural or peritoneal mesothelioma, both at time of diagnosis and several years later, and to examine whether survival has […]

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The RENAPE observational registry: rationale and framework of the rare peritoneal tumors French patient registry

Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases 2017 Februray [Link] Villeneuve L, Passot G, Glehen O4,5, Isaac S, Bibeau F, Rousset P, Gilly FN; RENAPE Network Abstract BACKGROUND: Rare peritoneal cancers represent complex clinical situations requiring a specific and multidisciplinary management. Because of their rarity, lack of awareness and knowledge often leads to diagnostic delays and misdiagnosis. […]

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Long-term regional chemotherapy for patients with epithelial malignant peritoneal mesothelioma results in improved survival

European Journal of Surgical Oncology 2017 Janury 29 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Sugarbaker PH, Chang D Abstract PURPOSE: Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare disease with about 300 new cases per year in the USA. Its natural history is described as local progression within the peritoneal space in the absence of liver metastases […]

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